Last night, when i could have been writing a blog post, or doing a lot of other things, i was reading a new book instead. And i have no regrets. i was going to buy Punishing Portia, which i first heard about on Leather Cuffs and Silken Bonds.
i’ve been reluctant to buy seriously erotic material lately because i’ve connected my Kindle to my daughter’s Kindle so i can share books with her. Obviously, sharing BDSM material is not something i want to do, and i’m not 100% sure how to prevent it. So i’ve held back.
Then i discovered Smashbooks, which youall probably already know about. That’s where i read Barbary Revenge. When i went to look for Punishing Portia, i found Blushing Books, which also won’t go straight to my Kindle. i can download to iBooks or a different place, and maintain some privacy for my one-handed reading list.
On the Blushing Books website, i found When the Gavel Falls, which includes Punishing Portia and several other novellas in the Masters of the Castle series. Omigoodness. i was rapt. BDSM romance at its finest.
It turns me on, and makes me smile, and kind of makes me long for the days when i was more active in the kink community. Because of that experience, i know the books aren’t realistic – well, i guess you’d know that anyhow – but i also know that parts of it are very real.
Anyhow, i don’t want to be some bitter old woman sitting around muttering about the good old days, so instead i work on being grateful that i’ve had those experiences. i know what it’s like to be suspended in the air by rope. i know what it’s like to be set on fire. What it’s like to have a room full of kinky people watching someone play with me, watching with interest rather than judgement. Even if it does seem very long ago in a different life, the books remind me that these things really do happen.
So that’s what i was doing last night instead of writing my own fantasies. Hope you were doing something you enjoy too!